Guild Wars 2 Previews - PC

Guild Wars 2
  • Publisher: NCsoft
  • Genre:RPG, MMO
  • Developer: ArenaNet
  • Release Date:Aug 28, 2012
  • # of Players:1 player
  • ESRB:T - Teen (Blood, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence)
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Game Description:For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor. Then the dragons woke. The all-powerful beasts stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. A deathless dragon named Zhaitan raised the sunken nation of Orr, triggering earthquakes and tidal waves that destroyed entire cities across the Sea of Sorrows. Zhaitan's undead armies surged from the sea, hungry for the destruction of the five races of Tyria: the charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid northern lands; the sylvari, a mysterious young race of visionary plant folk; and the humans, an embattled but resilient people. Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies. Magic, technology, and cold steel will determine the ultimate fate of the world.
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Guild Wars 2 Previews

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    Guild Wars 2 Hands-On Preview


    With Guild Wars 2 almost here, Morgan Webb gets a huge hands-on demo from ArenaNet Game Designer Mike Zadorojny, checking out the Asura race, skill slot and trait systems, a giant jungle worm boss, brand new conquest map Legacy of the Foefire and more.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2012 | 76,104 Views | 06:00

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    Guild Wars 2 Hands-On Preview -- Meet The Mesmer

    We got to go hands-on with Guild Wars 2's final profession, the Mesmer. She's all about illusions, clones, and tricking her foes with butterflies.

    Posted: Apr 26, 2012

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    Guild Wars 2 World vs. World Preview -- Realms at War

    If two week-long battles between massive competing realms on an epic scale, then stop reading this sentence, and check out our Guild Wars 2 World vs. World preview this instant!

    Posted: Apr 25, 2012

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    Guild Wars 2 Competitive PvP Hands-On Impressions -- Get To The Clocktower!

    Take a look at our first hands-on impressions of the player versus player (PvP) in Guild Wars 2. We check out two maps, tournament play, and the eSports implications of this beautiful MMORPG.

    Posted: Apr 23, 2012

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    Guild Wars 2 Art Preview


    A new game engine in Guild Wars 2 means a complete reshaping of the visual design, and Casey Schreiner visits ArenaNet Concept Art Lead Kekai Kotaki for an early look at this, creating new races, and more.

    Posted: Sep 27, 2011 | 4,234 Views | 02:42

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    Guild Wars 2 ArenaNet Studio Tour


    ArenaNet President Mike O'Brien gives Casey Schreiner a look at the new office digs where all the Guild Wars 2 magic happens, including looks at the game testing lab and cinematics departments.

    Posted: Aug 24, 2011 | 4,766 Views | 02:49

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    Guild Wars 2 Gamescom 2011 Preview -- The Lasting Effects of Bone Dragons and Origin Stories

    NCSoft gave us an updated look at its eagerly awaited and highly ambitious MMO during gamesom 2011, and we came away more impressed than ever with the level of polish and detail packed into it.

    Posted: Aug 17, 2011

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    Guild Wars 2 Combat Preview


    In Guild Wars 2 you'll be able to swap class roles even while in the middle of combat, and here Casey Schreiner makes a visit to ArenaNet for an early look at this and more from Lead Content Designer Colin Johanson.

    Posted: Aug 1, 2011 | 9,607 Views | 02:47

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    Guild Wars 2 Story Preview


    Guild Wars 2 takes place 250 years after the first game, and all that history has yielded more races and a truce between humans and Charr over a new common enemy - dragons. Casey Schreiner gets the scoop from Game Designer Jeff Grubb.

    Posted: Jul 25, 2011 | 8,606 Views | 03:06

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    Guild Wars 2 Panel

    We get a special look at ArenaNet's new MMORPG during the Comic-Con 2011 Guild Wars 2 panel. The panel, called Rethinking the Online RPG: How Guild Wars 2 Explores New Dimensions in Social Gaming, will include a panel of developers and artists who work on Guild Wars 2.

    Posted: Jul 18, 2011

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    Guild Wars 2 Gameplay Preview


    Guild Wars 2 is the upcoming MMO that looks to make high-production-value free-to-play a reality, and here Casey Schreiner visits with Designers Colin Johanson and Jeff Grubb for an early look at newest profession Engineer, and the dungeons' 2 modes.

    Posted: Jul 11, 2011 | 14,103 Views | 03:15

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    Guild Wars 2 Dungeon Preview -- Crawling Through the Ascalonian Catacombs

    Blindly exploring any new dungeon can be a treacherous proposition, so we've put together this helpful guide to ensure you are fully prepared for what awaits you in Guild Wars 2's Ascalonian Catacombs.

    Posted: Jun 27, 2011

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    Guild Wars 2 Hands-On Preview -- Dynamic Events, Underwater Combat, and Development Status Report

    In this hands-on preview, we explore how the game's development is progressing, and dive into the many ways Guild Wars 2 is trying to differentiate itself from the competition and expand the boundaries of traditional MMOs.

    Posted: Jun 27, 2011

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    Guild Wars 2 Hands-On Preview -- Getting to Know the Engineer

    One of the more surprising professions found in ArenaNet's ambitious MMO Guild Wars 2 is the engineer. See what this unexpected, but delightfully satisfying, profession is bringing to the table in our latest hands-on preview.

    Posted: Jun 24, 2011

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    Guild Wars 2 PAX East Preview

    The developers from Guild Wars 2 sat down at PAX East 2011 and went over some of the latest details from the extraordinary looking new MMORPG.

    Posted: Mar 14, 2011

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    Posted: December 5, 2012

    5,799 Views | 00:46

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    Posted: December 5, 2012

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